Dyslexia is a learning difficulty that affects millions of people every day. However, not everyone understands the nature of dyslexia. Over the next week, our pupils will be taking part in Dyslexia Awareness Week to better understand the learning difficulty and challenge common misconceptions so they can become better supporters of those who have dyslexia.
According to the British Dyslexia Association (BDA), the driving force behind Dyslexia Awareness Week, 10% of the British population are dyslexic, 4% severely so. Despite the number of people who have dyslexia, a large amount of the population do not have an understanding of what dyslexia is or the effects it has. It is this lack of understanding that often presents unnecessary barriers for people with dyslexia.
At Drove, we have been wearing the theme colour red. Each year group completed activities with an alternative way of recording their work. Instead of using the traditional method of writing. Year 5 completed an English lesson using formal and informal language and acted these out. Year 3 completed a lesson by signing.
Drove Primary School have show their support for British Dyslexia Week. We have looked at the challenges and barriers children with Dyslexic tendencies face and have found alternative ways to record their work. We had a variety of fantastic ways from painting, mind mapping, signing and acting to show how we can present our work.
We have also shown the power of Dyslexia by wearing the colour red throughout the school. It has been fantastic to share and show the amazingness that is Dyslexia with our children and their enthusiasm and creativity has been wonderful!